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Published Monday, October 13, 2008

Here's a seminar offered by one of the great educators of our time, a true renaissance man with a vision to match his background and skills in business and entrepreneurship.

As said by some of the great teachers, we've all got blind-spots, places we cannot see. "It's what you don't know you don't know that can keep you from manifesting your dreams."

As R. Buckminster Fuller said, "You've got exactly twelve seconds to manifest an idea before it slips back into dreamland."

So don't fall prey to these traps when you're planning or dreaming about starting a new business or project whether for profit or a humanitarian effort.

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Published Monday, September 1, 2008

The 2nd edition course you are about to explore offers a toolkit for the next phase of social change. Throughout history there have been moments of critical discovery, whether of fire, of the wheel, of new continents, of steam engines or electrical motors, which alter forever the configuration of the elements of society.

It is not too extreme to say that we find ourselves in such a time, where balances are shifting in an accelerating global fusion of scientific breakthrough, cultural interchange, communication link-up, and personal awareness.

In a time of rapid transformation, whoever stands still will soon be alone. To continue to operate from old strategies is not effective.

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Published Tuesday, August 26, 2008

The Housing Assistance Tax Act of 2008, part of the housing bill signed into law on July 28, includes two homeowner-targeted provisions that may benefit you – and one that could hurt. Here's a recap.

First-time homebuyer credit. Purchase your first home on or after April 9, 2008 and before July 1, 2009, and you may be able to take advantage of a federal income tax credit of up to $7,500.

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Published Monday, August 25, 2008

In it's 2007 session, the Oregon Legislature passed the Oregon Renewable Energy Act (SB 838) and the bill was signed into law on June 6th, 2007.

The Act establishes a Renewable Energy Standard that requires Oregon's largest utilities to acquire 25% of their electricity from new, homegrown renewable energy sources by 2025. Smaller Oregon utilities must meet smaller renewable energy targets of 5% or 10% of their electricity by 2025.

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Published Saturday, August 23, 2008

This post is dedicated to a team of promising young entrepreneurs who asked me recently if they could all just “put some money in a bank account” to launch their startup. I wanted to say 'yes' because I know how much other work they have to do to build a successful company. But instead I had to warn them that there were several essential elements of their corporate structure they had to get right now to maximize their probability of success.

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Published Tuesday, August 19, 2008

If you're anything like our editorial staff, you've been glued to the tube cheering on U.S. swimmer Michael Phelps to his historic eight gold medals in Beijing. One of the reasons Phelps attracts such a large fan base is his likeable, down-to-earth approach to life. Here are three ways Phelps maintains a healthy life balance in spite of the rigors of being an international sports icon.

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Published Tuesday, August 12, 2008

It can be difficult enough to grow, expand and maintain a healthy business in a strong economy. When the market turns sour, it can spell disaster for the small business owner conscious of cost. Here are three simple steps you can take to keep your business expanding, even when the going (or growing, in this case) gets tough.

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Published Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Good day... And a Terrific Tuesday to you! I'm Baaaaaaaaaccccckkkk! Well, actually, I made it to the office yesterday morning, after flying all night from San Francisco (with a stop in Dallas)... I told the crew ahead of time I didn't want to hear anything about how I looked... And they obliged, but I could see that they were giggling inside! I'm still worn out, but Hey! I got back yesterday, to find out I get to go back out on the road all next week... Geez Louise, somebody get me a private plane! HA!

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